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Haiti: the sour grapes of corruption

By Nancy Roc (23/03/2009) Other publications
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In Haiti, corruption is an endemic factor that is widespread throughout all levels of government and society. This reality has prompted the journalist Nancy Roc to analyse the phenomenon of corruption, showing how this practice affects Haitian society as a whole and causes complete lethargy in the application of the rule of law.

The author reviews the major corruption scandals that have shocked the country in recent years, revealing the lack of willingness shown by the Haitian political and economic elites to eradicate this scourge. The impunity of those involved in corruption, added to the lack of transparency, is a disincentive to foreign investors and a significant obstacle to the development of the Haitian people.

Throughout this article, Nancy Roc illustrates that for Haiti, the starting point for the long journey towards progress is none other than the fight against corruption, and as long as measures to eliminate corruption are not taken, Haitians will not be able to escape misery.

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